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  • National football League Week 1 Sept 5th to Sept 9

    09/05/2013 12:08:42 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 232 replies
    THU, SEP 5 TIME (ET) TV Baltimore at Denver 8:30 PM NBC SUN, SEP 8 TIME (ET) TV New England at Buffalo 1:00 PM CBS Cincinnati at Chicago 1:00 PM CBS Miami at Cleveland 1:00 PM CBS Atlanta at New Orleans 1:00 PM FOX Tampa Bay at NY Jets 1:00 PM FOX Tennessee at Pittsburgh 1:00 PM CBS Minnesota at Detroit 1:00 PM FOX Oakland at Indianapolis 1:00 PM CBS Seattle at Carolina 1:00 PM FOX Kansas City at Jacksonville 1:00 PM CBS Arizona at St. Louis 4:25 PM FOX Green Bay at San Francisco 4:25 PM FOX NY Giants...
  • Cause of Death in Teen Wrestling Death Revealed

    09/05/2013 10:39:31 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 33 replies
    AP ^ | September 5 | RUSS BYNUM /Associated Press
    The parents of a south Georgia teen found dead inside a rolled-up wrestling mat in a high school gym want federal authorities to reopen a case that had been declared an accident, the family's attorney said Wednesday.
  • Patriots Owner Robert Kraft: 'I love Tim Tebow and I wanted him on the Patriots'

    09/05/2013 9:21:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | 09/04/2013 | Michael David Smith
    Bill Belichick makes the personnel decisions in New England, and Patriots owner Robert Kraft has complete trust in his coach. But Kraft sure sounds like he wishes Belichick had found a spot on the 53-man roster for Tim Tebow. Kraft said on CBS This Morning that he was really hoping Tebow would make the team. “I love Tim Tebow and I very much wanted him on the team,” Kraft said. Still, Kraft understands that Tom Brady is the starter, Ryan Mallett is the backup and there just wasn’t room for Tebow on the Patriots’ 53-man roster. “If you look at...
  • Study shows NFL fans get fatter after their team loses

    09/05/2013 7:11:24 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 5, 2013 | Will Brinson
    Keep a close eye on your cholesterol, Raiders fans. A new study shows that fans of losing NFL teams tend to be more obese than fans of winning teams. Via For the Win's Nate Scott, we learn of Pierre Chandon, the L'Oreal Chaired Professor of Marketing, Innovation and Creativity at INSEAD Business Schoool, and his study of NFL fans and their chunkalicious responses to defeat. “One day after a defeat, Americans eat 16 percent more saturated fat, and 10 percent more calories," Chandon writes. "But on the day after a victory of their favorite team, then it's the opposite. They...
  • NCAA plea to kill lawsuit over Penn State sanctions denied by Commonwealth Court

    09/04/2013 9:04:41 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 3 replies
    Harrisburg Patriot ^ | 9-4-13 | Matt Miller
    In a ruling issued Wednesday morning, Commonwealth Court has shot down a bid by the NCAA to kill a lawsuit that aims to ensure that all proceeds of its $60 million fine against Penn State remain in Pennsylvania. The NCAA had asked the court to dismiss the suit state Sen. Jake Corman and state Treasurer Rob McCord lodged. It argued that the two had no standing to intervene in what the NCAA contended was a contractual relationship between Penn State and the NCAA. The fine, imposed over Penn State's handling of the Jerry Sandusky child-sex abuse scandal, was levied in...
  • Jerry Sandusky prosecutor: No evidence Joe Paterno participated in criminal cover-up at Penn State

    09/03/2013 9:21:06 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 39 replies
    Harrisburg Patriot ^ | 9-3-13 | Charles Thompson
    Another key figure in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case weighed in Tuesday with his take on whether former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno was an active participant in efforts to cover up Sandusky's sex crimes. In an interview recorded for CBS 60 Minutes Sports, former Chief Deputy Attorney General Frank Fina said flatly: "I did not find that evidence." That was after Fina stated that he did come to believe, as the state's probe of Sandusky progressed, that former Penn State president Graham Spanier and several of his top aides had tried to interfere with the...
  • Nascar Sprint Federated Autoparts 400 at Richmond Int Raceway Sat, Sep 7 on ABC 5:30 PM ET

    09/03/2013 7:16:15 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 130 replies
  • Dwarf Set on Fire at Party

    09/03/2013 12:13:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 64 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, September 03, 2013
    Allegations that a dwarf performer was set on fire during an Australian Football League club's end-of-season celebrations were being investigated Tuesday. The league's chief executive Andrew Demetriou has apologised after laughing on ‘live’ television when told of the claims against a St Kilda Saints player, which he said he initially thought were a joke. Blake Johnston and his colleague Arthur Serevetas were reportedly booked by the Saints to entertain players at their so-called ‘Mad Monday’ event this week, but it allegedly got out of hand. Channel Nine said a group of players began using a lighter to set fire to...
  • Angels Could Drop ‘Of Anaheim’ From Team Name

    09/03/2013 7:14:45 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies ^ | September 2, 2013 11:06 PM
    ANAHEIM ( — The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim may soon drop the Orange County city from their official name. The Anaheim City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on new plans to keep the Angels in the city for the coming decades, but dropping “of Anaheim” from the team’s name as part of the deal. New negotiations could mean that the team would start paying the roughly $600,000 each year in upkeep for the stadium. The Angels could also make a multimillion dollar investment to completely renovate the stadium. Under a new deal, the team could also develop land...
  • Todd Blackledge brings 'Taste of the Town' to college football

    09/03/2013 5:39:37 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 1 replies
    Lincoln Journal Star ^ | 8-28-13 | Kent Wolgamott
    Todd Blackledge won a national championship, quarterbacking Penn State to the 1982 title, played six years in the NFL and has been a nationally televised college football analyst for nearly two decades. But for the past six seasons and heading into a seventh, Blackledge has been best known, or at least most recognized, as “a food guy.” In 2007, Blackledge began a “Taste of the Town” segment on each of his game broadcasts. He goes to a restaurant tied to football — he went to Misty’s in Havelock on his only trip to Lincoln — or an off-the-beaten-path, must-eat place,...
  • Trayvon Martin's father leads FAMU football team onto Citrus Bowl field before opener

    09/02/2013 2:11:10 PM PDT · by kevcol · 56 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | September 1, 2013 | Chris Hays
    Trayvon Martin’s father led the FAMU football team onto the field before the Rattlers’ season opener Sunday at the Citrus Bowl, embracing his role as honorary captain this season. .. “It feels good just to be a part of that, man. I had a son that used to go to FAMU and Trayvon wanted to go to FAMU,” Martin said immediately after taking the field.
  • Brian Banks Fails to Make Falcons Roster (Spent 5 Years in Prison for False Rape)

    09/02/2013 1:12:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Sunday, Sep 1, 2013
    Banks still might have a future in Atlanta, media sources reportThe Atlanta Falcons have waived Brian Banks, a Los Angeles linebacker who was imprisoned for five years after being convicted of a rape that never happened. Banks, 28, spent five years in prison and five years on probation following his conviction of rape and kidnapping charges a decade ago. The woman who made the charge when Banks was a 16-year-old football standout later recanted her accusation. The conviction was overturned by a California court last year.
  • US swimmer Diana Nyad completes Cuba-Florida swim without shark cage

    09/02/2013 11:03:28 AM PDT · by Doogle · 26 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 09/02/13 | foxnews
    Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad became the first person to swim the treacherous waters from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage on Monday, arriving in Key West two days after starting her 110-mile trek. Nyad, 64, unsuccessfully tried to swim the Florida Strait four times, mostly recently in 2012. The New York City native’s latest journey began Saturday morning when she jumped from the seawall of the Hemingway Marina into the warm waters off Havana. As she closed in on the Key West shores, a couple of hundred people gathered on the beach to watch her make the final leg...
  • Boxer Tommy Morrison of "Rocky V" fame dies at 44

    09/02/2013 10:33:49 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 57 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | September 2, 2013
    Tommy Morrison, the former heavyweight champion who stood toe-to-toe with Lennox Lewis and George Foreman and later tested positive for HIV, died Monday. He was 44... He was a prodigious puncher whose bid to fight in the 1988 Seoul Olympics ended at the hands of Ray Mercer, who later dealt Morrison his first professional loss. He had a starring role in "Rocky V" alongside Sylvester Stallone. And perhaps most memorably, Morrison tested positive for HIV when the virus still carried a significant stigma, only to declare later the test was false...
  • Golfer sues club after being attacked by crocodile in sand trap

    09/02/2013 7:46:07 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 53 replies
    upi ^ | Sept. 1, 2013
    NEW YORK, - A Long Island, N.Y., man filed suit against a Mexican golf resort after be lost two fingers to a crocodile after chipping out of a sand trap. Edward Lunger, 50, Holtsville, said he was grabbed by a croc that had been hiding in the nearby bushes and clamped down on his arm. Lunger told the New York Post the Iberostar Cancun Golf Club knew the croc was prowling around but did nothing more than hang some yellow tape around its hideout. "That means 'Grounds under repair' in America," said Lunger, who was rushed to a hospital where...
  • Driver's girlfriend slaps Max Papis

    09/02/2013 6:43:24 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 1, 2013 | Marty Smith
    Max Papis told that he suffered a dislocated jaw following Sunday's Camping World Truck Series race in Bowmanville, Ontario, when another driver's girlfriend slapped him on the left side of the face in a post-race rage. Papis did not know the name of the female who struck him, but said she was driver Mike Skeen's girlfriend.
  • Immelman locks up PGA Tour card

    09/01/2013 8:27:54 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 11 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 9-1-13 | n/a
    Trevor Immelman rallied to win the Hotel Fitness Championship on Sunday at Sycamore Hills to lock up a PGA Tour card in the Tour Finals opener. Immelman, the South African who won the 2008 Masters, made a 12-foot birdie putt on the final hole for a 6-under-par 66 and a one-stroke victory over Patrick Cantlay. "There's no doubt this is huge for me," Immelman said. "It's been a long, frustrating road for me. It was so disappointing to lose my card. I'm not going to lie, I've struggled since 2008. I've been wondering if I'd be able to get...
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, September 1st, 2013

    09/01/2013 4:58:22 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 33 replies
    Gun Talk Radio ^ | Sunday, September 1st, 2013 | Tom Gresham+
    Subbing for mylife on Labor Day Weekend...
  • Fox News Says Obama Went Golfing After Syria Speech

    08/31/2013 12:25:30 PM PDT · by AJFavish · 32 replies
    August 31, 2013 | Allan J. Favish
    According to Fox News Obama went golfing with Biden after the Syria speech today, Aug. 31, 2013.
  • AP Source: Tim Tebow cut by Patriots

    08/31/2013 12:56:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 78 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 31, 2013 3:41 PM EDT | Howard Ulman
    A person familiar with the situation says Tim Tebow has been cut by the New England Patriots. After being let go by his third team in 18 months—and with the regular season just five days away—the quarterback’s chances of immediately catching on with another team seem slim. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Saturday because the Patriots had not announced the move. It was first reported by ESPN. Tebow’s stay with the Patriots lasted just under 12 weeks and could be the end of his NFL career. …
  • Patriots Release Tim Tebow

    08/31/2013 8:16:46 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 89 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | August 31, 2013 10:53 AM
    Tim Tebow has been released by the New England Patriots, according to multiple reports. Tebow played in three of the Patriots four preseason games this season, finishing 11-for-30 (36.7 percent) for 145 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. He was sacked four times for a loss of 48 yards, and rushed for 91 yards on 16 carries for a 5.7-yard average.
  • Bayern Munich Wins The Super Cup With A Dramatic Last-Second Goal

    08/31/2013 12:18:55 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies ^ | August 31, 2013 | Cork Gaines
    Sports More: Bayern Munich Chelsea F.C. Soccer Goal Bayern Munich Wins The Super Cup With A Dramatic Last-Second Goal Cork Gaines Aug. 30, 2013, 5:39 PM 1,969 6 inShare Bayern Munich beat Chelsea in the Super Cup, 5-4 on penalty kicks. But Bayern would have never made it to the penalty kicks if not for a dramatic goal in extra time by Javi Martinez with just seconds remaining. It looked like Chelsea was going to win the Super Cup as they took a 2-1 lead in the third minute of extra time, despite being a man down. Chelsea played the...
  • MY 9MM Every Day Carry AMMO [video only]

    08/30/2013 7:12:32 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 32 replies ^ | 8-30-2013 | tnoutdoors9
    Outline of the criteria that I use for selecting my carry ammo, and presenting some choices that I considerable viable for carry in my chosen platform. I've had this question so often, it was time to make a video on the topic. I've been shooting 9mm on a regular basis since the late 90's, so my research into this began at that time. Obviously, technology has changed quite a bit. There is a ton of useful information online, but having the ability to run ammo tests in the backyard has certainly helped to confirm (or not) my research over...
  • M16 Full Auto Suppressed [video only]

    08/30/2013 6:01:03 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 6 replies ^ | 8-30-2013 | hickok45
    Shooting and discussing the iconic M16 / AR15 / M4 platform. The upper on this select fire lower is actually my 6920 Colt, which performs flawlessly. Thanks again to Silencerco for bringing by a nice bag of "toys."
  • Caught On Camera: Golfer, Teen Brawl At Victorville Country Club

    08/30/2013 7:21:55 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 40 replies ^ | August 29, 2013 8:29 PM
    VICTORVILLE ( — A golfer and a teen were caught on camera in the middle of a brawl at a country club in Victorville earlier this week. The video, which has been posted online, shows an adult golfer throwing a young boy to the ground and forcing him into a headlock at Spring Valley Lake Country Club. At one point, five men can be seen standing around while the teen is tackled. Bryan Price told KCAL9’s Adrianna Weingold that he took out his cellphone and started rolling when the fight broke out Tuesday. “I was shocked. I wanted to jump...
  • The 2013 Hater's Guide To The Top 25 (College Football)

    08/29/2013 1:45:29 PM PDT · by mojito · 23 replies
    DeadSpin ^ | 8/29/2013 | Drew Magary
    This is it, everyone. This is the last year of college football shooting itself in the foot with a shi**y, underwhelming BCS national title game. Come next season, the sport will institute a playoff, and with that, a whole new era of college football shall begin. With better games! And even crazier fans! And more embarrassing losses by Notre Dame! And even more obscene amounts of TV cash that will only used to pad coaching salaries and build shiny new practice facilities that have &lory h*les in every study carrel! It'll be a giant leap forward in the crass commercial...
  • NCAA Football schedule - Week 1 8/29 - 09/02

    08/29/2013 1:40:22 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 30 replies
    All times EDT Thursday August 29 6:00 PM Liberty Flames  Kent State Golden Flashes  6:00 PM North Carolina Tar Heels  6 South Carolina Gamecocks  6:30 PM Presbyterian Blue Hose  Wake Forest Demon Deacons  7:00 PM Illinois State Redbirds  Ball State Cardinals  7:00 PM Tulsa Golden Hurricane  Bowling Green Falcons  7:00 PM Indiana State Sycamores  Indiana Hoosiers  7:00 PM UNLV Rebels  Minnesota Golden Gophers  7:00 PM Akron Zips  UCF Knights  7:30 PM Western Carolina Catamounts  Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders  7:30 PM Southern Utah Thunderbirds  South Alabama Jaguars  8:00 PM Jackson State Tigers  Tulane Green Wave  8:00 PM Utah State Aggies  Utah Utes  9:15 PM Ole Miss Rebels  Vanderbilt Commodores  10:00 PM Sacramento State Hornets  San Jose State Spartans  10:30 PM Rutgers Scarlet Knights  Fresno State Bulldogs  11:00 PM 24 USC Trojans  Hawaii Rainbow...
  • 2013-14 UEFA Champions League Group Stage Draw

    08/29/2013 10:21:20 AM PDT · by Peter Vollmer · 23 replies
    GROUP A - Manchester United, Shakhtar Donetsk,,Bayer Leverkusen, Real Sociedad GROUP B - Real Madrid, Juventus, Galatasaray, FC Copenhagen GROUP C - Benfica, Paris Saint-Germain, Olympiakos, Anderlecht GROUP D - Bayern Munich, CSKA Moscow, Manchester City, Viktoria Plzen GROUP E - Chelsea, Schalke, Basle, Steaua Bucharest GROUP F - Arsenal, Marseille, Borussia Dortmund, Napoli GROUP G - Porto, Atletico Madrid, Zenit St Petersburg, Austria Vienna GROUP H - Barcelona, AC Milan, Ajax, Celtic
  • Contains Loud Bangs - Periodic Table of Videos {video only]

    08/28/2013 5:34:10 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 4 replies ^ | 8-28-2013 | Periodic Videos
    It's detonation vs deflagration. More slow motion at More chemistry at us on Facebook at on Twitter at the School of Chemistry at The University of Nottingham: Periodic Videos films are by video journalist Brady Haran: Brady's other channels include: (Physics and astronomy) (Numbers and maths) (Space stuff) (Science and behind the scenes) (Food science) (Big science facilities) (Favourite scientists) (Academic look at the Bible) (Modern language and culture) (Philosophy stuff) Thanks to Destin from smartereveryday for helping us out!!!
  • Source: RG3 expected to start Week 1

    08/28/2013 8:36:16 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 7 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 08.28.13
    A source told FOX Sports Insider Mike Garafolo that Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is expected to start the regular-season opener but hasn't yet been cleared by Dr. James Andrews. Griffin will be examined by Andrews Thursday
  • ESPN, ABC: Did Bobby Riggs throw his legendary match against Billy Jean King?

    08/27/2013 6:47:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/27/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Forty years ago, the battle of the sexes took a more literal turn in the world of sports, and captured the imagination of the country — and the world. By then a fading star in men’s tennis, Bobby Riggs challenged rising women’s tennis star Billie Jean King to a three-set match to settle whether women could compete against men on an even field. But how even was the field? ESPN and ABC report that Riggs may have thrown the match in cahoots with the Mafia: Breaking News |Celebrity News |More ABC News Videos The “Battle of the Sexes,” a 1973...
  • Broncos Fans Fuming Over Joe Flacco Banners

    08/27/2013 5:55:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 7:18 p.m. EDT, August 27, 2013 | Aaron Wilson
    <p>In an effort to promote its kickoff to the regular season next week between the defending Super Bowl champion Ravens and the Denver Broncos, the NFL has put up banners of quarterback Joe Flacco posted throughout downtown Denver.</p> <p>The promotional efforts have been met with predictable reactions from Denver residents and Broncos fans.</p>
  • Fencing Coach's [Penn State] Termination Incites Outrage, Speculation - Emmanuil Kaidanov

    08/27/2013 5:49:29 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 62 replies
    Onward State ^ | 8-27-13 | Bill DiFillipo
    The strangest story in Penn State’s athletic department in recent memory is becoming a little clearer — but still unsettling — as some news has finally come out as to why legendary fencing coach Emmanuil Kaidanov was unexpectedly fired last week. Several Penn State coaches "resigned" or left Penn State this offseason, but Kaidanov is no doubt the most surprising. Kaidanov was one of the greatest fencing coaches of all time, leading Penn State to a 795-77 record in 31 years. Kaidanov won 12 NCAA Championships at the helm of the Nittany Lions, and coached 28 NCAA Individual Champions and...
  • Sochi 2014: USA Hockey released its jersey for the Olympics; jokes ensued

    08/27/2013 5:25:11 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 27 replies
    National Post ^ | AUGUST 27, 2013 | Sean Fitz-Gerald
    Three years after settling for silver at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, the prospective members of the U.S. men’s hockey team have been voicing confidence in their ability to make that final step up the podium this winter in Sochi. They have a solid core of skaters, and among the best field of goaltenders in the world. “I don’t think we are sneaking up on anyone,” defenceman Jack Johnson said, in the USA Today. On Tuesday, that sentiment might have become fact. USA Hockey released its jersey for the tournament, in collaboration with Nike, declaring the uniform is the product...
  • Tebow survives Patriots roster cut to 75

    08/27/2013 5:10:57 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 27 replies
    Yahooo ^ | 8-27-13 | Howard Ulman
    Tim Tebow has survived the New England Patriots' mandatory roster cut to 75 players. The third-string quarterback faces another hurdle when all NFL teams must reduce their rosters on Saturday to the regular-season limit of 53. Tebow is expected to see considerable playing time Thursday night against the New York Giants in the Patriots' final exhibition game. He played poorly in the first two games and did not play in the third.
  • Tuesday is Rick Monday ‘flag saving’ bobblehead night in L.A.

    08/27/2013 4:47:59 PM PDT · by CincyRichieRich · 23 replies
    CBS Sports Eye On Baseball ^ | 8-27-13 | Matt Snyder
    Tuesday night, the Dodgers host the Cubs in Dodger Stadium and they are having possibly the best ballpark giveaway of the season. It's Rick Monday 'flag-saving' bobblehead night. That is, it commemorates the time Cubs outfielder Rick Monday saved an American flag was being burnt on the Dodgers Stadium outfield from a few protestors.
  • Not so nice, eh? Canadian steals back her $1,000 bike listed on Craigslist

    08/27/2013 1:54:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2013 | Lee Moran
    A Canadian cyclist who saw her stolen $1,000 bike being sold on Craigslist took the law into her own hands — and stole it right back. Kayla Smith, from Vancouver, called the seller on Thursday after a pal spotted the ad for what looked like her pinched prized wheels on the classified listings site. A friend recognized Smith’s bike in a Craigslist ad — prompting Smith to take matters into her own hands. They met up in a McDonald's parking lot and, after confirming it was her bike, the 33-year-old asked to take it for a test ride. Smith says...
  • 350-Pound Marlin Leaps Into Fisherman's Boat

    08/27/2013 1:12:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Tampa Bay ^ | Friday, August 23, 2013 | Terry Tomalin
    Some Clearwater-based anglers aboard the Marlin Darlin got quite a surprise Thursday morning when a 350-pound marlin jumped into their boat while they were fishing off the coast of Dominican Republic. Bobby Jacobsen and the crew aboard his 62-foot Spencer Yachts Sportfish was shooting the video while one of his friends fought the fish. Capt. Eddie Wheeler usually releases billfish caught aboard his boat but this marlin was so badly injured after thrashing about the boat, he gave it to local fisherman.
  • Olbermann Will Return to ESPN

    08/27/2013 7:35:15 AM PDT · by tom h · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 16, 2013 | JAMES ANDREW MILLER
    <p>ESPN is expected to announce on Wednesday that the former network mainstay Keith Olbermann, who contentiously departed in 1997, will return to host a one-hour, nightly show for ESPN2 later this year, according to three executives with knowledge of the deal but not authorized to speak about it publicly.</p>
  • The College Football Czar's week 1 picks

    08/26/2013 7:22:12 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 11 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | August 26, 2013 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 1 If you're reading the College Football Czar’s week one picks, that must mean that yet another long summer of terrible TV is about to come to a merciful end. So – if you’ve become so starved for anything remotely sportslike that you’ve resorted to watching ESPN’s Nine for IX series, and pretended to like it ... If you’ve actually found yourself engaged in discussions about whether it’s fair for Wigan Athletic to be relegated after winning the FA Cup ... If you not only managed to sit through the entire Tennessee Orange-White Game, but...

    08/26/2013 6:43:30 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8-26-13 | Breitbart Sports
    The Houston Astros, the worst team in Major League Baseball, is set to become the most profitable team in the sport's history. According to a Forbes report, "The Astros are on pace to rake in an estimated $99 million in operating income this season. That is nearly as much as the estimated operating income of the previous six World Series championship teams — combined." The highest-paid player on the team makes $1.15 million and 64 baseball players make more than the whole team combined. The Astros, currently at 43-86, have the worst record in the league since 2005. But Jim...
  • Jersey City high school candidate for student gov't sent racist texts to himself

    08/26/2013 5:16:50 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 27 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | August 26, 2013
    The black St. Peter’s Prep student who purportedly received racist text messages warning him to drop out of the Jersey City high school's student government election sent the texts to himself, a school official confirmed last week. “The entire Saint Peter's Prep community is relieved that this extremely distressing incident has found closure, and we commend the various law enforcement officials for their diligent work on this case over the past months,” said school spokesman James Horan, who confirmed the result of the probe after its disclosure by a police source. The 16-year-old was running for president for the Student...
  • San Jose skydiver dies after falling out of harness

    08/26/2013 4:18:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 64 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 08/26/2013 | Woodland Daily Democrat
    A skydiver has died after he fell out of his parachute harness during a jump at SkyDance Skydiving in Davis. Yolo County sheriff's Sgt. Hector Bautista says the 23-year-old man made the jump in Davis over the Yolo County Airport at about 6 p.m. Saturday. He died at a hospital. His name hasn't been released but Bautista says he was an experienced skydiver who lived in San Jose. Yolo County officials said they were sent to the scene around 6 p.m. Deputies located the body of the deceased skydiver about 1 mile southeast of the SkyDance drop zone. His canopy...
  • The Match Maker - Bobby Riggs, The Mafia and The Battle of the Sexes

    08/25/2013 10:25:47 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 9 replies
    espn ^ | 8-25-13 | Don Van Natta
    "HELLO AGAIN EVERYONE, I'm Howard Cosell. We're delighted to be able to bring you this very, very quaint, unique event." On Thursday night, Sept. 20, 1973, 50 million Americans, fatigued by Vietnam and Watergate, tuned in to see whether a woman could defeat a man on a tennis court. Dubbed "The Battle of the Sexes," the match pitted Billie Jean King, the 29-year-old champion of that summer's Wimbledon and a crusader for the women's liberation movement, against Bobby Riggs, the 55-year-old gambler, hustler and long-ago tennis champ who had willingly become America's bespectacled caricature of male chauvinism. Before 30,472 at...
  • The painful cost of a nice derriere in Venezuela

    08/25/2013 6:19:31 AM PDT · by csvset · 19 replies
    France24 ^ | 25 AUg 2013 | Blade
    Eager to resurrect her failed marriage, Mercedes dreamed of having a shapely rear end. A risky, potentially deadly, silicone injection technique beckoned. She said yes. Now she rues that day. "It hurts so much I cannot sit down for even five minutes," said the 45-year-old, her voice quivering. She is so embarrassed she won't give her last name. Thus goes body worship in Venezuela, where undergoing plastic surgery is as common as going to the dentist and beauty pageants are like a religion. Two years ago Mercedes underwent a procedure that has killed 15 people in Venezuela since 2011. It...
  • Weeki Wachee Mermaid Severely Injured by Boat Propeller

    08/24/2013 8:56:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Hernando Today ^ | August 23, 2013 | Matt Reinig
    A Weeki Wachee Springs mermaid was injured Thursday on the waters off Hernando Beach after she fell out of a pontoon boat and landed on the boat’s propeller. Samantha Maywell of Brooksville was injured in the leg by the propeller, but two other mermaids with her were not injured, according to John Athanason, public relations manager for the park. Kevin Carroll, assistant fire chief with Hernando County Fire Rescue, said Maywell was on a pontoon boat in the Gulf when she fell. “She had severe left leg damage from hitting the boat propeller,” Carroll said, adding that those aboard the...
  • Thousands run with the bulls in Dinwiddie

    08/24/2013 8:17:01 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 34 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | Aug 24, 2013 | PETER BACQUÉ
    Thousands ran with the bulls at the Great Bull Run in Dinwiddie County on Saturday, and thousands more watched them run — bumping, stumbling, jostling, jumping — with the big animals. “I was with them the whole time,” said Dan Velker, 43, an adventure-seeking business owner from Elkton, near Harrisonburg. “Running near a 1,500-pound bull is what makes it exciting.” Lining a quarter-mile-long dirt track at Virginia Motorsports Park, eight groups of 500 people at a time raced ahead, around and behind a dozen bulls stampeding down the fence-bordered course. -snip- While taking part in Pamplona’s running is free, the...
  • yahoo pro football pickem freeper style returns. sign up, make picks, curse the taunting penalty

    08/24/2013 4:51:18 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 18 replies
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  • Wrigley video board will end era for ballhawks

    08/23/2013 11:40:22 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 1 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 22, 2013 | Paul Sullivan
    When the Cubs finally welcome 20th-century technology and erect a jumbo video board behind the left-field bleachers, the small band of North Side characters known as the ballhawks say they will quickly disperse. It may happen as soon as 2014, or it may take a couple of years if the process of choosing a company, constructing the board and hiring a crew to run it proves too difficult for the Cubs, who want to end their squabble with rooftop owners before proceeding with their $300 million ballpark renovation plan. [] The Wrigley Field ballhawks are part of the ballpark's history,...

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